andrew orlando

Athens, GA

“Who’s that comin’ down the track!?” Well… It’s me, Andrew Orlando. Cheesy introduction? Yeah I would say so but now that I have introduced myself I guess I will get straight to the point, this is all about me after all. I was born in an apartment in downtown Atlanta, Georgia; yes… an apartment, not a hospital. Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this, but my mom actually chose to give birth to me at our home with a mid-wife present. I grew up with my mom and dad until I was three years old when they decided to get a divorce, leaving me to live with my mom. I lived with her until I was twelve years of age and thereafter I moved in with my dad and visited her every other weekend. Going through a divorce at a young age and having to deal with visitations was a stress for me throughout my life, but I truly believe that it made me the man I am today and I wouldn’t be where I stand if it weren’t for the hardships I had to go through. I used any tough situation in my life as a reason to put my focus on other endeavors such as school. I attended Cherokee High School my freshman and sophomore year where I maintained a 4.0 GPA. After moving into a different house, I transferred to Woodstock High School for my junior and senior year where I also maintained a 4.0 GPA and was a part of the National Honors Society. I worked as hard as I could in school with the intentions of going to the University of Georgia ever since I thought seriously about college in the eighth grade. In addition to academics, I also ran cross-country my freshman year, ran track and played football my sophomore year, and played recreational basketball all four years of high school. I have always loved working out and continue to go to the gym at least four days a week to stay in shape... or at least as much as I can now that I have to manage the stress of college! I currently reside in a dorm at Brumby Hall, and it sure is great to be a Georgia Bulldog!

  • Education
    • Studying at the University of Goeorgia